McPherson, James Birdseye

Life Span
    Full name
    James Birdseye McPherson
    Place of Birth
    Burial Place
    Birth Date Certainty
    Death Date Certainty
    Sectional choice
    Free State
    John Bell Hood, Rutherford B. Hayes, James Garfield
    West Point (US Military Academy)
    Relation to Slavery
    White non-slaveholder
    Church or Religious Denomination
    US military (Pre-Civil War)
    Union Army
    Date Event
    In Mississippi, Grant's advance on Vicksburg continues with victory at the Battle of Raymond
    Grant's Union Army captures Jackson, the state capital of Mississippi
    In Mississippi, the Army of the Tennessee wins a pivotal battle at Champion Hill and moves on to Vicksburg
    Union forces withdraw from the Mississippi state capital of Jackson after inflicting heavy damage
    On the Mississippi, the Union's Army of the Tennessee completely surrounds Vicksburg
    The Union's Army of the Tennessee attempts the storming of Vicksburg but is beaten back
    Second Union attempt to take Vicksburg by infantry assault ends in bloody failure with 500 dead
    Twenty-nine year old Union Brigade commander George Boomer dies at the head of his troops
    After twice failing to storm the city, Union General Grant orders a siege at Vicksburg, Mississippi
    - In Mississippi, the Siege of Vicksburg continues
    General Ulysses S. Grant fires his troublesome and ambitious subordinate, James A. McClernand
    At Vicksburg, a large mine is exploded under defenses but an attempt at a Union breakthrough fails
    In Georgia, Sherman's direct assault on Confederate positions on Kennesaw Mountain fails with heavy losses
    At the Battle of Atlanta, the Union's Army of the Tennessee defeats Confederate attempts to defend the city
    General James McPherson, commanding the Union's Army of the Tennessee, is killed at the Battle of Atlanta
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